US top UN delegation to visit Sri Lanka next week

Colombo (News 1st) – The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Cindy McCain, visited Sri Lanka from September 25-28, highlighting the United States food assistance program in Sri Lanka and discussing US commitments and , to strengthen its enduring partnership with the United Nations. island country.

In addition to meeting with government officials and aid organizations in Colombo, Ambassador McCain joined U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chan for a tour of the Central Province, visiting schools, agricultural research facilities and community organizations, which provided Meet with relief recipients and implementers. Through humanitarian aid programs funded by the U.S. government.

The United States is the single largest donor to the three United Nations Food and Agriculture Organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Program (WFP). A US-funded UN project shows how the US government, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the government of Sri Lanka work together to reduce food insecurity and promote humanitarian relief, livelihood protection, and agriculture-led economic growth. is shown. Increased global hunger.

For over 70 years, the United States has provided partnership and support to the people and government of Sri Lanka. Since June, Ambassador Chong has announced an additional $40 million to provide fertilizers and fertilizers to Sri Lankan farmers, announced in September 2022 by Samantha Power, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He has overseen the announcement of nearly $240 million in new US government aid to Sri Lanka, including $20 million for him to meet urgent humanitarian needs at home.

For more information on Ambassador McCain’s visit, see U.S. Embassy Press Secretary Haynes Mahoney ([email protected]) and Ambassadors Chong @USAmbSL and Ambassadors McCain @USUNRomeAmb and @USUNRome.

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